Controlling Quotes

It’s almost as if we each have a vampire inside us. Controlling that beast, that dark side, is what fascinates me.

Sheryl Lee

I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature.

Paulo Coelho

When you have solved the problem of controlling the attention of the child, you have solved the entire problem of its education.

Maria Montessori

When the yogi starts to meditate, he must leave behind all sensory thoughts and all longings for possessions by quieting the waves of feeling (chitta), and the mental restlessness that arises therefrom, through the application of techniques that reinstate the controlling power of the untrammeled superconsciousness of the soul.

Paramahansa Yogananda

Juggling is sometimes called the art of controlling patterns, controlling patterns in time and space.

Ronald Graham

A codependent person is one who has let another person’s behavior affect him or her and who is obsessed with controlling that person’s behavior.

Melody Beattie

A man should control his life. Mine is controlling me.

Rudolph Valentino

What makes a narcissistic mother so scary? Her absolute power and controlling influence. A narcissistic mother is your only ‘friend,’ at least until you’re old enough to go to school.

Koren Zailckas

I often say fame is kind of like a drug or like sugar: when it’s controlling you it doesn’t feel good at all.

K.D. Lang

I’m controlling, and I want everything orderly, and I need lists. My mind goes a mile a minute. I’m difficult on every single level.

Sandra Bullock

Reason is a harmonising, controlling force rather than a creative one.

Bertrand Russell

Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel.


I think there was a time when I was too strict and controlling. I think I asphyxiated my children.

Donatella Versace

I think sometimes my controlling instincts came out of a fear of other people.

Gary Kemp

You can’t be controlling in improv.

Matt Walsh